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Enough is enough. The Senate can no longer hide behind arcane procedure as families & communities suffer. If we have to amend or abolish the 60-vote rule to do it, then that’s what we must do. America deserves action. Now.

Senate Republicans are threatening to block critical nominees with broad law enforcement support because they claim Senate Judiciary Committee Rule IV wasn’t followed. Remember when Republicans didn’t seem to mind Rule IV violations so much?

Much of President Joe Biden’s agenda depends on whether the Senate keeps, revises or abandons Rule XXII, aka, the filibuster, which effectively requires a supermajority of 60 votes to pass most bills.

Sen Sinema’s right. Problem not Senate rule but refusal to compromise. Ending requirement for minority input will make much worse Look at House regardless of party- no bipartisanship Look at Senate when Dems had 60 votes or Schumer now abusing reconciliation to avoid compromise

Sen. Joe Manchin reaffirmed that he will not back proposed changes to the Senate filibuster rule or support "shortcutting the legislative process through budget reconciliation," dealing a possible blow to Pres. Biden's agenda.

Senate Republicans ousted him as their majority leader, but could colleagues remove Sen. Gene Suellentrop from his seat entirely? We found the Senate rule that outlines how it could happen.

Sen. Joe Manchin reaffirmed that he will not back proposed changes to the Senate filibuster rule or support "shortcutting the legislative process through budget reconciliation," dealing a possible blow to Pres. Biden's agenda.

Sen. Joe Manchin reaffirmed that he will not back proposed changes to the Senate filibuster rule or support "shortcutting the legislative process through budget reconciliation," dealing a possible blow to Pres. Biden's agenda.

EXPLAINER: Senate eyes budget rule to push past filibuster

Senate Democrats face one significant roadblock as they look to pass legislation on gun control and voting rights — the filibuster. @joshrobin  has more on the rule that remains a mystery to some:

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I’m not going to let an antiquated Senate rule undermine the foundation of our democracy. You cannot filibuster Americans’ right to vote.

We are witnessing a crisis in the rule of law in America, unlike we have ever seen before. It is a crisis of President Trump’s making. And it was enabled and emboldened by every Senate Republican who was too afraid to stand up to him.

Trump's personal lawyer has sworn under oath that POTUS directed him to commit a federal crime. The Senate must reject any SCOTUS nominee from a president who is an alleged criminal co-conspirator—especially when that nominee may rule to protect Trump from any accountability.

All over the world, those living under oppressive regimes look to us. They look to us because we have a rule of law. Because in America, no one is above that law. To my Senate colleagues, I implore you: Give America a fair trial. She's worth it.

What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms). Republicans must get rid of the stupid Filibuster Rule-it is killing you!

The U.S. Senate has now joined the House of Representatives in passing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. The people of #HongKong  have woken up to the news that both branches of the U.S. Congress stand with you in your fight for democracy and the rule of law.

On the same day: - Two prosecutors have resigned from the DOJ to protest the administration’s intervention to lighten the sentence of one of Trump’s accomplices - The Senate GOP blocked votes on three bills to secure our elections The rule of law & our democracy are in crisis.

I just forced votes on 4 amendments for witnesses & documents to: Subpoena Mulvaney, Bolton, Duffy, Blair, & WH, OMB, DOD, State Dept documents Require the Chief Justice to rule on motions to subpoena documents & witnesses But Senate Republicans just kept voting for a cover-up

Today, we take the next step to #DefendOurDemocracy , sending articles of impeachment to the Senate. McConnell will have a choice: stand with the Constitution, or with Trump’s cover-up. Uphold the rule of law, or help Trump undermine it.

Here it is, plain and simple. McConnell set the rule. Now, he and Senate Republicans need to follow it. No vote on a Supreme Court nominee until after the new Congress is seated.

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